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California es famosa por los cítricos que produce, pero ¿a qué costo para la salud de los niños y de las familias que viven en las áreas agrícolas? Un nuevo estudio demuestra que uno de los pesticidas más peligrosos—aún cuando se aplique según las regulaciones del estado—se encuentra en los cuerpos de las personas que viven cerca de los naranjales.


California is famous for its citrus, but at what cost to the health of children and families who live in agricultural areas? A new study proves that one of the most hazardous pesticides— even when applied according to state regulations—is found in the bodies of people who live near orange groves.


Agroecology is the science behind sustainable agriculture. Drawing on the natural and social sciences, agroecology provides a framework for assessing four key systems properties of agriculture: productivity, resilience, sustainability and equity.

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The pesticide lindane has been banned in more than 50 countries, including most recently Chile and Mexico. Exposure to this neurotoxic organochlorine has been linked to seizures, developmental disabilities and hormone disruption. It is known to be particularly hazardous to children.